Since the end of the Second World War, documentaries were made to remember the victims of the Holocaust and not to forget the crimes of the Nazis. The documentary "À pas aveugles - From Where They Stood" was shot in 2020. Filmmaker Christophe Cognet uses his camera to research the courageous photographers in the Nazi concentration and extermination camps who secretly took photographs there. Their photographs are rare finds that document the crimes of the Nazis.
Cognet takes their perspectives, thereby exploring the history of the photographs and recalling the fate of the photographers. In the event, Christophe Cognet talks about the making of the film.
Christophe Cognet is a director and documentary filmmaker from France. His films deal with memories and the influence of images on memory. One of the main themes of his work is the memory of the Holocaust and, in particular, the actions of the persecuted Jewish population. In his film "Parce que j'étais peintre. L'art rescapé des camps nazis" (2014), he researches artistic works secretly created in the concentration and extermination camps. In 2019, he published "Éclats, a book about clandestine photographs from Nazi camps", which accompanied the conception of his film "À pas aveugles" (2021).
Free to attend. No registration required. Language: English
A special exhibition by Yad Vashem in cooperation with the Kunstbibliothek - Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and the Freundeskreis Yad Vashem e.V. The extensive education and outreach program is funded by the Federal Agency for Civic Education, the Sal. Oppenheim Foundation, and the Volkswagen Group.
(Program in English)
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